Anil Makam, M.D., M.A.S., originally hails from Southern California. Following internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he completed a primary care research fellowship at the University of California San Francisco. He is a general internist with a clinical focus on hospital care. Motivated directly by his clinical experiences, Dr. Makam’s research interests include quality and appropriateness of care for common medical illnesses and the effect of health information technology on clinical practice. Dr. Makam brings to UT Southwestern a strong background in general internal medicine, epidemiology, health services research, and evidence-based medicine. Outside of medicine, his interests include traveling, reading, enjoying good food and good company, and when in shape, hiking and playing tennis.


Undergraduate Lehigh University (2003), Biochemistry
Medical School Drexel University (2007), Medicine
Graduate School University of California-San F (2013), Clinical Research

Research Interest

  • Epidemiology, outcomes, and health services research
  • Health information technology
  • Quality and appropriateness of care


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Risk of Thiazide-Induced Metabolic Adverse Events in Older Adults.

Makam AN, John Boscardin W, Miao Y, Steinman MA J Am Geriatr Soc 2014 May

Blood culture use in the emergency department in patients hospitalized with respiratory symptoms due to a nonpneumonia illness.

Makam AN, Auerbach AD, Steinman MA J Hosp Med 2014 Apr

Blood Culture Use in the Emergency Department in Patients Hospitalized for Community-Acquired Pneumonia.

Makam AN, Auerbach AD, Steinman MA JAMA Intern Med 2014 Mar

Factors associated with primary vein graft occlusion in a multicenter trial with mandated ultrasound surveillance.

Oresanya L, Makam AN, Belkin M, Moneta GL, Conte MS J. Vasc. Surg. 2013 Dec

The good, the bad and the early adopters: providers' attitudes about a common, commercial EHR.

Makam AN, Lanham HJ, Batchelor K, Moran B, Howell-Stampley T, Kirk L, Cherukuri M, Samal L, Santini N, Leykum LK, Halm EA J Eval Clin Pract 2013 Aug

Use and satisfaction with key functions of a common commercial electronic health record: a survey of primary care providers.

Makam AN, Lanham HJ, Batchelor K, Samal L, Moran B, Howell-Stampley T, Kirk L, Cherukuri M, Santini N, Leykum LK, Halm EA BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2013 13 86

Identifying patients with diabetes and the earliest date of diagnosis in real time: an electronic health record case-finding algorithm.

Makam AN, Nguyen OK, Moore B, Ma Y, Amarasingham R BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 2013 13 81

Honors & Awards

  • Best Research Poster
    California-Hawaii Regional SGIM Meeting (2013)
  • Lipkin Award Finalist
    Best oral presentation by a junior investigator, SGIM Annual Meeting (2013)
  • Best Oral Presentation by a Junior Investigator
    Bay Area Clinical Research Symposium (2012)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Texas Medical Association/Dallas County Medical Society (2013)
  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2010)